Sunday, June 22, 2008

Meet Charlie

Greetings from Mr. Charles Benson (

I write to seek your services in a private and confidential matter regarding some funds unaccounted for in our bank here in Ghana during the last 2007 business year. As the regional manager of the bank it is my duty to send in financial report to my head office in the capital city Accra at the end of each business year. On the course of the last year 2007business report, I discovered that my branch made five million eight hundred and fifty thousand united state dollars ($5,850,000.00) which my head office is not aware of and will never be aware of.

I deposited this fund in an ESCROW CALL ACCOUNT at our headquarters pending when I shall get a reliable person. This requires a private arrangement. Could you perhaps be able to receive these funds under legal claims, then I will fill you in. your participation will be 30% of the total money.

There are practically no risk involved, the transaction shall be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law, it will be simply bank-to-bank transfer. I have all the details and will fill you in if you are really willing to participate in the transaction. Your major role will be to provide an existing account or open a new bank account where the funds will be transferred and stand as the original depositor of this fund in our bank, as long as you will remain honest to me till the end for this important business trusting in you and believing that you will never let me down either now or in future.

I shall be grateful if you would help me invest my own part of the money in a very profitable business. I have worked for this bank for the past 15 years yet I have nothing to show for it. I will expect a straight answer from you. If yes, please get back to me so that we can work out the modalities without further delay. Please you can contact me with this private email address

With best regards,

Mr. Charles Benson

(So, aside from the fact that grammar and composition were not part of Charlie's education, just how likely are you to trust someone who seems to have few scruples about defrauding the bank he purportedly works for so industriously?)

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